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Re: CHAT: HUMOUR: comparative Christian theology

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2001, 4:58
That's cute, and has a grain of truth to it.  To bring this back around to a
conlang connected topic -- have any of you developed "genre" jokes in your
conlangs like these silly lightbulb jokes or Aggie jokes or "no arms, no
legs" or little moron or *snicker* elephant jokes?  Are there categories of
inherently funny things in your conlangs?


So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
-------Suzanne Knutzen

>From: J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: HUMOUR: comparative Christian theology >Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 21:37:59 EDT > >How many _____ does it take to change a light bulb?: > >_Charismatics_: Only one. Hands are already in the air... > >_Pentecostals_: Ten. One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the >spirit of darkness. > >_Presbyterians_: None. Lights will go on and off at pre-destined times. > >_Roman Catholic_: None. Candles only. > >_Baptists_: At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees >to approve the change and decide who brings the fried chicken, potato >salad, and iced tea. > >_Episcopalians_: Eight. One to call the electrician, and seven to say how >much they liked the old one better. > >_Mormons_: Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how >to do it. > >_Unitarians_: We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or >against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have >found >that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a >poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your >light bulb, and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday >service in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, >including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all >of which are equally valid paths to luminescence. > >_Methodists_: Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or >completely >out, you are loved -- you can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. >Churchwide lighting service is planned for Sunday, August 19. Bring bulb of >your choice and a covered dish. > >_Nazarene_: Six. One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church >lighting policy. > >_Lutherans_: None. Lutherans don't believe in change. > >_Amish_: What's a light bulb?
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